Mayor Presents Citation to Bishop Robert G. Brown

November 6, 2013
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Mayor Presents Citation to Bishop Robert G. Brown

Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to present Bishop Robert G. Brown, Senior Pastor of Zion Church Ministries on Broadway, with a citation honoring 32 years of service in the City of Everett. Bishop Brown is a graduate of the Boston public school system, Wentworth Institute, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Boston...

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Veterans Day Ceremony Monday at the Armory: Annual Event to Honor City’s Veterans Starts at 10 a.m.

November 6, 2013
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Everett Veterans Director Joseph Hickey this week announced the schedule for the 2013 Veterans Day Ceremony, which will be held on Monday, November 11 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Everett Armory at 90 Chelsea Street. The annual Veterans Day ceremony will include greetings and remarks from local elected and school officials, key speeches...

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PCSS SAT Scores Show High Level of College and Career Readiness

November 6, 2013
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Newly released SAT scores for last year’s high school graduates show that students from the Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) exhibited a high level of college and career readiness and significantly outperformed students from local district schools. PCSS is also the only school from the area with a combined SAT score over 1550,...

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State Senator Sal DiDomenico Holds Office Hours

November 6, 2013
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State Senator Sal DiDomenico will be hosting office hours in the City of Everett on Tuesday, November 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Edward G. Connolly Center (90 Chelsea Street).  These office hours, which occur on a monthly basis, are open to all Everett residents to meet with Senator DiDomenico or...

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Police Briefs 11-06-2013

November 6, 2013
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10/14 Justin Bishop, 27, 76 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for assault with dangerous weapon. Anthony Francisco, 23, 164 Cottage St., East Boston, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with revoked license. 10/15 Nicholas Miranda, 19, 96 Washburn Ave., Revere, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with revoked license. Sean O’Connor, 28, 690 Main...

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Everett Dominates in First round of MIAA Playoffs; Defeating Malden 39-6

November 6, 2013
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Well, it wasn’t another shutout, but the No. 1 ranked Everett Crimson Tide defeated No.8 Malden with ease 39-6 on Friday night to move on to the second round of the MIAA playoffs. The victory over Malden was the second one of the week for Everett. Six days prior the Crimson Tide handily defeated...

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Obituaries 11-06-2013

November 6, 2013
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Maria Giulia Colasante Long Time Everett Resident Maria Giulia (DiPrinzio) Colasante of Everett entered into rest on October 29 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-West Campus in Boston surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was 86 years old. Born in Guardiagrele, Province of Chieti, Italy, Maria Giulia lived in Everett for...

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Safe Halloween Party

October 30, 2013
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Safe Halloween Party

State Rep. Wayne Matewsky hosted his annual Safe Halloween Party on Sunday at the Silver Fox in Everett. Several hundred children enjoyed special Halloween treats and musical entertainment. Mr. Matewsky has been generously hosting this celebration for the past 32 years. pictured are David De Carvalho, Marley Kerlin, Yanet Kahsai, Lana Dannenberg.

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Everett High School Homecoming Hustle

October 30, 2013
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Everett High School Homecoming Hustle

As is its annual tradition, Everett High School kicked of its 2013 Homecoming festivities with the “Homecoming Hustle,” a 5K race to benefit Friends Fighting Breast Cancer. The “Homecoming Hustle” is held in memory of former Webster School Assistant Principal Janet Connolly O’Neill and former assistant superintendents Anthony M. Malione and Peter Dolan. The...

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Clerk Predicts Big Turnout for Election Day: New Form of Government Has Increased Interest

October 30, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo said this week that he expects about 40-percent voter turnout, in the seventh local election of the year. The 40-percent is roughly 7,600 voters or just a couple of hundred less than turned out for the Mayoral race four years ago when Carlo DeMaria beat Joseph McGonagle and 7,800 voters...

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Working for the City: Mayor Explains Purpose of ‘lobbyist’

October 30, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria appeared before the Board of Aldermen Monday night, at the request of Ward 5 Alderman – and Mayoral Candidate – Robert Van Campen, to explain why the city had hired a lobbyist and how the lobbyist is being paid. Turns out, the Mayor had good answers to both questions, and other...

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Aldermen Vote to Approve New Zoning and Redevelopment Authority

October 30, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen voted overwhelmingly, on Monday night, in favor of creating new zoning district for the Lower Broadway neighborhood and then quickly followed that decision with two votes that established the need for and then created a new Everett Redevelopment Authority. The votes help to put in place the needed planning and...

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Mayor DeMaria Encouraged by Everett’s Future

October 30, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria showed excitement about the future of Everett after the new Zoning for the Lower Broadway Neighborhood and the establishment of a Redevelopment Authority passed the Board of Aldermen Monday night. “This is a great time for the City of Everett,” DeMaria said.   “The support from the City Council goes a long...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday: Important Offices, Issues for Voters to Decide

October 30, 2013
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When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in the late 18th century was conferred solely upon white males) was an almost-heretical concept in a world ruled by royals and oligarchs. However, more...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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Everett High Football Wins GBL Championship

October 30, 2013
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In a fitting end to a dominant regular season, the Everett Crimson Tide handedly defeated the Malden Golden Tornados 35-0 to win their 19th straight GBL title. The win marks Everett’s third shut out of the season. The Tide’s stonewall defense led by Angel Duarte, CJ Parvelus, and Josh Palmer kept teams to just...

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Obituaries 10-30-2013

October 30, 2013
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Linda Mastrocola Of Florida, formerly of Everett Linda Mastrocola of Naples, Florida, formerly of Everett, passed away on October 13. She was 63 years old. Linda graduated from Everett High School and worked as Function Manager for Jean’s Caterers. She followed this by working for 911 in Everett for several years and then moved...

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Honoring Dr. Alfred Mavilio

October 25, 2013
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Honoring Dr. Alfred Mavilio

Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to present Dr. Alfred Mavilio, owner of Mavilio Alfred P DDS on Broadway, with a citation honoring 53 years of practicing dentistry in the City of Everett. Dr. Mavilio is a graduate of Everett High School, a graduate of Boston University, where he received his bachelor’s degree and a graduate of...

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What Are Each Candidates Top Priorities?

October 25, 2013
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What Are Each Candidates Top Priorities?

As a lead up to the upcoming Mayoral election, the first in Everett’s history that will give the Mayor a four-year term, The Everett Independent has engaged the two candidates for Mayor – Incumbent Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Alderman Robert Van Campen – with a series of questions about their ideas for leading the...

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Debate Is on: DeMaria, VanCampen to Square-off on Nov. 1

October 25, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Ward 5 Alderman Robert Van Campen have agreed to a Mayoral Debate in advance of the November 5 election, giving voters a chance to see and compare the two candidates side by side . The candidates will meet at Everett High School at 7 p.m., on Friday, November 5. The...

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Suffolk Downs Casino Vote Must Go Forward

October 25, 2013
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The future of the Suffolk Downs resort casino proposal remained in doubt this week, even as Secretary of State William Galvin ruled that the November 5, referendum question must be allowed to go forward and then admitted that the results – no matter what the outcome – could end up being legally challenged by...

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DeMaria to Present Zoning for Lower Broadway District

October 25, 2013
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On Monday, October 28th, Mayor Carlo DeMaria will present to the City Council at a Joint Committee meeting, the new Lower Broadway Economic Development District Zoning.  This new zoning is needed to support the proposed Wynn Everett LLC development, and is designed to establish updated land use regulations for much of the Lower Broadway...

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Mike Mattarazzo to Talk about Everett History at Senior Center

October 25, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Council on Aging welcomes City Clerk and Everett Historian Michael Matarazzo to the Connolly Center on Wednesday, November 13th at 11AM for an in depth discussion on the history of the City of Everett past and present. Matarazzo is an avid collector of Everett memorabilia, and also currently serves as the...

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Election Day Is Nearing

October 25, 2013
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Election Day is less than two weeks away and we urge our readers to start paying close attention to the candidates who they will be meeting as they ask for their votes on November 5. As we have said before and it is reiterated in this week’s Letter to the Editor by Rosemary Miller,...

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